[NL2-NL10] Was I wrong to bluff?

    • lupara
      lupara
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.09.2010 Posts: 56
      Pacific, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (UTG): $2.05 (102.5 bb)
      MP: $2.03 (101.5 bb)
      CO: $2.05 (102.5 bb)
      BTN: $2 (100 bb)
      SB: $2.12 (106 bb)
      BB: $2.34 (117 bb) (30/0/5.3/0, hands 39) (his agg% f/t/r = 58, 75, 100)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A Q
      Hero raises to $0.06, 4 folds, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.13) 9 4 A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.13, BB raises to $0.26, Hero calls $0.13 (I called coz I had put him on AX hand but not AK and I wanted him to think that I am on a flush draw)

      Turn: ($0.65) 6 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.71, BB calls $0.69 (On turn, I cbet again, thought was that he would put me on flush draw which is now made and not a AX hand)

      River: ($2.07) 7 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.51, BB calls $0.49 (his 2cent bet looked really weak, thought he has bought my bluff for a flush and I should raise half a pot for him to put his cards down)

      Results:
      $3.09 pot ($0.19 rake)
      Final Board: 9 4 A 6 7
      Hero showed A Q and lost (-$1.54 net)
      BB showed A 4 and won $2.90 ($1.36 net)
  • 3 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Preflop is fine.

      Do you always use the pot size buttons?

      I would bet $0.1 on the flop.
      When he minraises calling IP is fine.

      When he minbets the turn I don't mind raising but I would make it $0.4.

      On the river I would rather just call there and take the free SD.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • lupara
      lupara
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.09.2010 Posts: 56
      Hi,

      Thanks for the reply.

      I don't always use the pot size bet, but thought in this case since i have AQ, relatively a very strong hand on that flop, I might as well make the most out of it and hence the pot size bet.

      On the turn, I wanted him to put me on a made flush and hence the pot size bet again. I would normally do a 2/3rd bet but in this case I wanted him to fold.

      On the river, I thought if I bet 50% of the pot, he would fold, thinking I am trying to squeeze money out of him on my flush, I generally check in this case though as you rightly mentioned.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Well, you should consider starting making the same amount of raises with every hand.

      So on the turn, I don't really see why do we want to turn our hand into a bluff against an opponent that is rarely going to fold better hands?